By Johnny Edward:
Fortuna Sittard’s Nigerian manager Sunday Oliseh is proud of his side’s 3-3 draw against Turkish champions Besiktas in Sunday’s pre-season friendly in Istanbul, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Besiktas took the lead through Sedat Sahintürk but Lisandro Semedo who is on trial at Dutch second-tier side Fortuna restored parity for the club few minutes later.
In the second half, new signing André Vidigal gave Fortuna Sittard the lead just after the hour mark but the joy was short-lived three minutes later by Atiba Hutchinson who equalised for the Turkish giants.
Caner Erkin scored what looked like the winner for Besiktas in the 80th minute only for Jorrit Smeets to earn the Dutch side a share of the spoils in stoppage time.
After the game Oliseh took to his Twitter handle to express his delight at his players’ display during the game.
“In Istanbul Besiktas complex after an honourable 3-3 draw with Besiktas. Pre-season friendly match with Fortuna Sittard. Proud of my players,” former Nigeria captain and head coach Oliseh tweeted along with a picture of himself having a meal with Fortuna Sittard colleagues.
Fortuna will play their last friendly match in Turkey against Iranian side ZOB Ahan FC on Tuesday.
Fortuna Sittard kick off their Eerste Divisie campaign with a home game against Dordrecht on the 8th of August.